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Child Rights: Laureates And Leaders Step Up

Tim Ryan | Posted 01.12.2017 | World
Tim Ryan

When I first met Kailash Satyarthi a quarter of a century ago, his direct actions to rescue child laborers were just starting to gain attention outsid...

What Do Burmese Workers Want?

Tim Ryan | Posted 11.30.2016 | World
Tim Ryan

In meetings with more than 100 rank-and-file workers and union leaders from Burma's factories and fields the week after that country's momentous elect...

Turning Dream Jobs Into Reality: Managing Director of Solidarity Now in Greece, Epaminondas Farmakis

Sara Panagiotopoulou | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Sara Panagiotopoulou

Everyone has a "dream job" lying dormant in their hearts. Unfortunately, it's usually plagued by one negative thought: that it can't become a reality.

Another Chance for Ukraine

Tristan Masat | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
Tristan Masat

Ukraine is beset by troubles. The Russian annexation of Crimea is the dramatic headline, but the economic struggles the country and Ukrainian workers face may prove just as dire.

Chuck Manatt, One of America's Great Democracy Activists, Both Here and Abroad

John Sullivan | Posted 10.04.2011 | World
John Sullivan

Charles T. (Chuck) Manatt passed away late last month at the age of 75. As Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) from 1981 to 1985, Chuck rebuilt that organization into a much more powerful force in the national political scene.

1,000 Words About Kenya

Bernard Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard Pollack

Our entry begins in Maralal, Kenya, a place mostly known for its wildlife.

In the Fight Against the Spread of HIV/AIDS, There Is No Silver Bullet

Bernard Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard Pollack

In the fight against HIV/AIDS, there is no silver bullet. As we travel throughout sub-Saharan Africa we are seeing dozens of innovative ways that organizations, governments, and individuals are working to fight the disease.

1,000 Words About Uganda

Bernard Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard Pollack

Boredom -- and drinking -- often led to unsafe sex with prostitutes at the truck stops along the highway. As a result, truck drivers have one of the highest rates of HIV/AIDS in Eastern Africa.

Combatting HIV/AIDS in Africa: Changing Behavior with Worksite Education and Testing

Bernard Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard Pollack

The Solidarity Center is working in partnership with NUMSA to train and provide free HIV/AIDS testing and counseling to several thousand manufacturing workers in Africa each year.

In Kenya, Workers in the Tea and Flower Industries Find Strength in Solidarity

Bernard Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard Pollack

Bella Rose, Red Calypso, Sunny Sher, Wild Thing, Ria, and Inca are all grown here in Kenya--roses with enticing names that give little indication about how they are grown or how the workers are treated.

Combatting HIV/AIDS in Africa: Soccer Instead of Unsafe Sex

Bernard Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard Pollack

Boredom -- and drinking -- often led to unsafe sex with prostitutes at the truck stops along the highway. As a result, truck drivers have one of the highest rates of HIV/AIDS in Eastern Africa.